The Toxic Avenger Trivia
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Troma Entertainment also made a (horrible) film called "Sizzle Beach USA" (1986) which features a very young Kevin Costner as John Logan.
Rewind ArchiveOscar winner Marisa Tomei has a role as an extra in the spa. It's just barely there, but the DVD contains an option to take you directly to the freeze frame. Perhaps the academy had this in mind when she won for My Cousin Vinny.
Rewind ArchiveJennifer Babtist (Wanda) and Robert Prichard (Slug) fell in love on the set and were married shortly after filming. They also appeared, along with many other stars of this film, in the other 80's Troma classic "the Class of Nuke 'Em High".
Rewind ArchiveAlways known for political incorrectness, Troma reportedly received an extremely high number of complaints (even for them) regarding a scene in which a seeing-eye dog is shot.
Thanks to tonyAint it also the only comedy/horror to show a kid gettin killed?
Rewind ArchiveSince the title was not decided upon until post-production, the name Toxic Avenger was never used during the film; he is only referred to as "monster hero".
Rewind ArchiveHas spawned 3 sequels to date, as well as a children's cartoon show ("Toxic Crusaders"), video games, and action figures. Thanks to licensing, some estimates put the film's gross in the high 8 to low 9 figures, a film which cost less than $500,000 to make.
Rewind ArchiveDirector/Creator Lloyd Kaufman published an autobiography entitled "All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger".
Rewind ArchiveToxie's likeness has been used in many environmental campaigns, such as those for Ralph Nader's Green Party. He is also the namesake of a group of Brooklyn environmentalists known as the Toxic Avengers.
Thanks to Douglas CornishThe Toxic Avenger also had a comic published by Marvel in the early '90s, launched just after the release of The Toxic Crusaders cartoon. Unfortunately it was cancelled after only 11 issues due to poor sales.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Toxic Avenger".
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